Tuesday 16 January 2018

Papayas and Lemons

In your garden grew a beautiful lemon tree
In mine there was a papaya tree

We breakfasted on fresh papayas
sprinkled with ginger
and drizzled with lemon juice

Until one day a raging storm
blew down the papaya tree

Now we eat our breakfasts alone
and you take your lemons to market

Previously published as part of Gabrielle Bryden's Citrus Fiesta.  


I've also posted another poem about Malawi on my Shapeshifting Green blog, you can read it here


Gwil W said...

That's cool. I'm a big fan of ginger. In winter on a cold day I like to drink ginger tea. Lemon is for summer. Papaya I never had. In fact simpleton that I am I'm not even sure what it is.

eileeninmd said...

Cute poem. I would love to grow a lemon tree!

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Caroline Gill said...

Oh, Juliet... such a sad poem and yet brimming with zest and colour. I'm so glad you re-posted it for us.

Sandy said...

I have not seen this before. Love it!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I was always rather put off the idea of papaya after someone told me they smell of vomit.

Lowcarb team member said...

I enjoyed reading this ...

All the best Jan

Gillena Cox said...

Wishes for a bright and prosperous 2018

Luv your lemony poem Juliet, so happens I posted 2 Lemon Cinquains HERE